John’s Personal Advisement Philosophy


Collaborate – Interests – Values – Future

As an academic advisor I will work in collaboration with students so that together we will:

  • Create a path to completion of the degree requirements of their chosen major
  • Identify viable career paths based on their interests, area of focus, values and lifestyle
  • Articulate an academic career plan from course work, to internship and beyond

A Developmental Approach to Advisement

Students should be equipped with a diverse set of soft skills such as goal settings, time management, decision-making, financial planning, and communication in order to successfully navigate their education and career paths. I strive to foster these critical skills in our students throughout my interaction with students in any formal, or informal contexts. As students progress in their education, I will adopt a developmental approach to advisement, and will encourage them to actively participate in the process, monitor their progress, and ultimately own their education.

Noemi’s Personal Advisement Philosophy

Student-minded, Collaborative, Action Oriented


Personal Advisement Philosophy

My advisement approach is individualized and person-centered. It is grounded on guiding the student towards self-recognition about his/her unique potential to flourish as a member of the New York City College of Technology community as well as the larger societal context he/she lives in.

Student Advisement Plan

With the student in mind and open-mindedness to his/her interests, views, and culture, I listen to the student, share resources, and engage the student in preparing clear, purposeful action plans to accomplish his/her goals at City Tech and beyond.  This includes academic coursework planning (using the academic career planner), highlighting relevant support services and career resources along with specific contacts, and sharing career building ideas (e.g., graduate school options, internships, volunteering, mentorship programs, etc.). As needed, I refer students to colleagues, at and outside of City Tech, who can help enrich the student’s academic and career planning experience.  I follow up with students and encourage them to share their updates with me.  My advisement plan is intended to aid students in developing confidence in their abilities to independently plan their success while effectively utilizing diverse resources and collaborating with a variety people.

Personal Advisement Philosophy

Advising students make them successful in their degree study. Good advisement will provide informational, and planned academic plan in advance with students. As an academic advisor, believe it is important to be knowledgeable of curriculum updates, academic and college resources, and making connections between students and departments, such as new student center, career development office, transfer office, library resource, and undergraduate research office, etc


Ohbong’s Personal Advisement Philosophy

Personal Advisement Philosophy
Necessary, Informational, and Planned

To make advisements necessary, informational, and planned in advance with students

Student Advisement Plan

I would like to make my advisement session comfortable and informational so that students come back again every semester. I ask them to plan their schedule for the rest of the semesters (or at least 2 semesters) and move forward for their graduation. Everyone has the different status and situation to seek their advisement. So I customized it to meet their unique needs, the short-term or long-term goal for their success.

Advisement Philosophy

The Advisement Experience

I believe the purpose of advising is to help students connect with the department, to visualize a path to their degree, and to commit to a level of accountability for their success.  As an academic advisor, I strive to be knowledgeable, resourceful and dependable.  As a member of the advising community I think it is important to stay informed of curriculum updates and program changes.  Each advisement experience includes the following interactions:

  1. Making a Connection – Advisor and student exchange introductions. Advisor seeks background information, major, what semester of study, do they understand what requirements they have to fulfill.
  2. Identifying the End Goal – Does the student have a long term plan? Can the advisor offer advice regarding the students’ goals.
  3. Identifying the Current Situation – Are there circumstances that affect the short term plan? Work, finances, family, etc.
  4. Establishing Accountability – Review the recommended pathway for the student and identify critical junctures along the path. The student should understand their role and responsibility in completing their degrees in a timely manner.
  5. Inviting them back – Advisors should encourage students to come back next semester and check the progress of the plan developed during this session of academic advising.

Robert’s Personal Advisement Philosophy

Collaborative – Pragmatic – Learner-Focused

Personal Advisement Philosophy

As an advisor, I work to learn where students are in their academic/career path, guide and collaborate with students to create action plan for achieving individual goals and professional ambitions.

Student Advisement Plan

My advisement sessions engage students with variety of resources to develop pragmatic plan to support their academic progression and professional growth. These individualized designed plans help students to identify pathways through a complex world keeping the big picture in focus. Students should leave with a plan for today, tomorrow and beyond.

Katherine’s Personal Advisement Philosophy

Holistic – Collaborative – Inspiring

Personal Advisement Philosophy

In my role as advisor, I seek to relate to students in a holistic and collaborative manner to empower students as they conceptualize their goals and take steps towards achieving a wide range of personal and professional aspirations.

Student Advisement Plan

My advisement priorities focus on identifying and exploring ways student can reach their life goals and personal benchmarks. This requires recognizing the complexity of our students’ daily lives – with commitments to family, work and academics – and serves as a vehicle for better understanding of their academic needs.   In the future, I intend to place my efforts towards melding the dichotomy between formal and informal advisement into a singular experience.

Karen’s Personal Advisement Philosophy

Motivate. Engage. Prepare.

Personal Advisement Philosophy

As an advisor I seek to motivate both faculty and students to be engaged in the advisement process and prepared to take the actions needed to work towards their own personal goals.

Advisement Action Plan

Advisement sessions are to be designed for student success. Ask more questions than students do, seek to elicit the feeling of comfort, well-being and accomplishment. Students should leave knowing they have a path to succeed.